In January Sony unveiled its first mid-range phablet, the Xperia T2 Ultra. During the announcement event Sony was pretty clear that the device won’t be available globally and would only be headed to select markets such as China, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific rim. Fast forward two months and we learn that the phone might arrive in the US after all. According to @evleaks, T-Mobile may be preparing to launch the Xperia T2 Ultra soon. Since the tipster is rarely wrong, it seems to be a safe bet that the phone may show up in stores any time now.
Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Phablet for T-Mobile
The news is somewhat vague and lacks the most crucial details such as when the handset might go on sale and how much it might cost. One thing is certain, though. The Xperia T2 Ultra fits in mid-range tier so it definitely will be more budget-friendly than Sony’s high-end offerings. The news is far from official; however, it’s not completely unfounded.
T-Mobile and Sony have been cooperating closely recently resulting in the carrier releasing several Sony’s devices in the last months. That said, there are few reasons to doubt that the Xperia T2 Ultra may find its was to T-Mobile’s mid-range portfolio.
As for the Xperia T2 Ultra itself, it appears to be a pretty handsome device. The dimensions of the phablet are 165.2 x 83.8 x 7.65 mm, so it’s relatively thin. The front panel houses a 6-inch display with a 720 x 1280 resolution which works out to a pixel density of 245 ppi. Above the screen there is a 1.1-megapixel camera, while at the back sits a 13-megapixel sensor with LED flash, 1080p video capture and various shooting options.
Under the hood the device features a quad-core 1.6 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory expandable via microSD slot. The battery capacity is 3,000 mAh which should be enough for up to 14 hours of talk time or up to 44 days of standby time. The Sony Xperia T2 Ultra supports LTE and NFC and will ship with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box.